THE Eurovision final has kicked off with another round of hopeful musicians battling it out to represent their nations at the grand final.
The Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra is heavily tipped to win by bookmakers, which are giving the group that mixes traditional Ukrainian rhythms, costumes and dance moves with contemporary hip hop a 60% chance of winning.
The winner is chosen in equal parts by panels of music experts in each competing nation and votes by the viewing public, leaving room for an upset.
Sam Ryder and Sweden’s Cornelia Jakobs are each given a 10% shot while the Italian duo of Mahmood & Blanco have a 6% chance of winning.
The contest kicks off at 8pm on BBC One.
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